Shortcut vs Byway - What's the difference?

shortcut | byway |


As nouns the difference between shortcut and byway

is that shortcut is hotkey, shortcut while byway is a road that is not frequently travelled.

shortcut

English

Alternative forms

* short cut, short-cut

Noun

(en noun)
  • A path between two points that is faster than the commonly used paths.
  • A method to accomplish something that omits one or more steps.
  • A symlink (symbolic file link); especially , one that appears as an icon.
  • There are shortcuts to some of my favourite applications on my desktop.
  • A keyboard shortcut - a combination of keystrokes that provides easier access to a command or operation
  • Derived terms

    * keyboard shortcut

    Verb

    (shortcutt)
  • (rft-sense) To take or use a shortcut
  • Anagrams

    *

    byway

    English

    Alternative forms

    * by-way

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a road that is not frequently travelled
  • (by extension) an unpopular or arcane field of study
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